On July 19th I wrote “Michael Vick Dog Fighting Scandal.” It’s a
month later and this is still a “hot topic.” Some people are surprised
that the public is so upset about dog abuse. I’ve been wondering when
the public is going to make the connection between the scandal of dog
fighting and the on-going horrific torture of thousands of dogs in
biomedical research that the government funds and that people support
with their charitable donations.
I will never forget that the dogs in a university biomedical
laboratory had their vocal cords destroyed so that their barking would
not be heard. Imagine that! Yet, well-meaning people are complicit in
cruelty to animals when they give money to those soliciting donations
for this or that “cure” without first checking to see if the
organization bears the Humane Charity Seal of Approval.
And if you really want to help the animals, as well as yourself,
start by going vegan!
For a list of charities that do not fund research utilizing animals,
To learn more about what happens to animals in laboratories, visit:
For more about dogs, visit:
For my Blog “Michael Vick Dog Fighting Scandal” visit:
For vegan recipes, visit: